Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lush Autumn Haul.

As the weather starts to get colder and crisp it is the perfect time for more baths and pampering on these chilly nights. As a lushaholic I bought a selection of their new products from the Brighton store.

The experimenter.

the experimenter

So I forgot to take a picture of this before I used it because I was just so excited! It doesn’t have many skincare purposes but it is definitely a fun bath bomb! The hexagon mound of colour looks almost like a large everlasting gobstopper which produces rainbow bubbles. If  you listen really carefully you can hear the popping candy! Yes you have read that sentence right, popping candy! It is almost as if Mr Wonka himself teamed up with Lush to create this magical experience.


Love Lettuce.

love lettuce

This is the second face mask I have tried from Lush and as I have said in previous posts, the only place my skin gets oily and spot prone is on my t-zone. This product was recommend to me by one of the the sales assistants but depending on your skin type each face mask is aimed at different things so make sure you explain your skin type first before purchasing 🙂

maa face

Excuse my goofy face but thought I would add a picture of me enjoying love lettuce.

This product is an exfoliating mask made from almonds and lavender. It’s 100% natural and self preserving which is extremely good because I have sensitive skin and other packet face masks tend to make my face go red and itchy.

Love lettuce needs to be kept in the fridge but this makes it extremely soothing because it’s nice and cold. The lavender smell is relaxing and after leaving on your face for roughly ten minutes your skin is really soft and your pores feel tighter. I would recommend this mask if you have a skin type similar to mine because it is really refreshing.


Intergalactic

intergalatic

Another magical bath bomb from Lush this glitterball was awesome! It is as if it had been made at Hogwarts.

lush space

I did have a video but for some unknown reason it failed to upload 😦 but look how crazy this bath bomb is! It was like bathing in a galaxy, so much glitter and different shades of blue and purple and I think everyone should experience this bomb at least once. However be prepared to leave a trail of glitter from the bathroom to the bedroom.


The Comforter

Based on the bubble bar the shower cream smells just the same and is also pink! For those of you aren’t familiar with the comforter it smells like berries and bubblegum. The cream is quite moisturising and smells even stronger when you lather it up. There isn’t many bubbles but the scent stays on your skin long after you have left the shower.

the comforter


Rub Rub Rub

rub rub rub

The only problem with this exfoliating bar is that it is not big enough! I decided to opt for this block version of the original tub of Rub Rub Rub because it is just easier to hold in the shower and doesn’t slip of your fingers. It is also a cheaper option so you can try without splurging on a product you may not like. It doesn’t smell very strong however is does leave your skin feeling silky smooth which is good enough for me!

Leave me a comment recommending your Lush favourites!

Gee

x

Cleansing with The Body Shop.

Lately I have been using body and facial washes from The Body Shop to cleanse my skin. body shop tea tree

Both the tea tree toner and the facial wash have witch hazel in so they are really good at drying up spots and leaving your skin refreshed! I have always used tea tree based products to wash my face, I have a t-zone so tea tree works best for me. If you have a difference skin type then these facial washes might not be the best but I think both are gentle on the skin.

I love anything coconut so when I saw this mini coconut shower gel I had to buy it! It smells amazing however it doesn’t lather up very well.

blackhead remover

The next product I got is the blackhead remover. I highly recommend these little devices they are so good! After washing and opening your pores you simply slide the silver hook across your blackheads and they are gone! It’s like magic!

mojito

Excuse the battered dirty looking tub but it has been at the bottom of my bag because this is my go-to hand cream and body butter when I’m out and about. This is a newer product from Body Shop’s Mojito range. The butter smells sooo good I can’t get enough of it and the best part is that it is really moisturising. The whole range smells heavenly everyone needs to try it!

I am always looking for new products to try and I love the body shop so if anyone has any recommendations then please leave a comment below!

🙂

Bloody mary metal.

I finally got to make a purchase from the cornish jewellery company ‘bloody mary metal’ last week and I was so pleased with my new crossed arrows ring when it arrived!

I ordered on a Friday and by Tuesday it had arrived in the cutest box and was ready to pop on my finger.

bmm

Their sterling silver range of necklaces and rings are custom made and perfect for everyday wear. Prices range from £25-200. You can even pick your piece to be made in gold or white gold. Bloody mary metal also have a new range coming out called wolf pack that will see a mix of desert and american indian style pieces cast in silver and turquoise.

I always wear silver and I’m forever looking for new rings and necklaces to fulfil my bohemian/bike chick look so fellow bloggers and readers feel free to inspire me and recommend your favourite jewellery brands!

A memoir to a cool cat.

Last night I said goodbye to my chunk of ginger fur named Toffee who leaves me and his brother behind. Toffee was 12 years old and I believe he had a few more years left in him, however he had a tumour and well these things happen. Humans can get ill and so do animals. This had me thinking about the connection between us and our pets, how we look at them as friends and how we mourn when they have to leave.

Last night at the vets my mum was handed an envelope that was titled bereavement support and It made me sad to think that some people can’t cope with the loss of a pet and how we take our pets for granted.

Whatever pet you have they accompany you through problems and situations such as moving house or the introduction of a new family member.

Toffee was there to cuddle when I was sick, when a boy broke my heart and when I was studying for exams. He was a comfort to me and although some people think pets just tolerate you I personally believe that if you put the effort into loving your pets they too will love you.

toffee cat

So thank you Toffee for being my companion and although you used to sit on my head in the morning and try and nibble my toes, and leave your ginger fur all over my black wardrobe, I still love you, and the family will never be the same.

Please remember to love your pets and take as much care of them as you would yourself if not more because at some point you will have to say goodbye and nobody likes goodbyes.